70 Gracechurch Street
Chamfered and filleted corners seem a natural choice for the tight streets of the central London. Sometimes bound by regulations, new buildings are often deprived of the corner and the design possibilities it provides: to impose, lure and stand out.
The designer of the 70 Gracechurch Street building in London, where a Marks & Spencer is housed, didn’t see a problem. The filleted corners that could have been tepid and meek, now boast ribs, contain the growl of a medieval man-at-arms, or a roar of a machine behind the radiator grille. Everything else, the ashlar facade imitation, the recessed top floors, the type of glass used seems to be in perfect accordance with the neighborhood.
Love architecture? Purchase this exclusive photo of the Guggenheim by Stephen Je